With US health care spending projected to increase at 5.5% per year over the next decade, exceeding the projected rise in gross domestic product, there is increasing attention to the results of payment models intended to control costs, enhance quality, and improve health outcomes. With recent research again showing the United States at the top of the list of peer countries in prices and avoidable hospitalizations,1 there is special interest in understanding the results of Maryland’s unique approach to hospital payment.
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